Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Emboss that...and that...and even that!

Once you start, it is hard to stop! So easy to do, and it gives a completely different look, dimension, and even texture to a project. While creating this layout for one of my favorite workshops, I decided to try embossing the scalloped circle, and then thought the title could use a little bit of jazzing up, and with those two steps done, the silhouette was just begging to be embossed as well! The results: a beautiful, well balanced layout with richness in texture and dimension!
How does one emboss one might ask? The answer is a simple process.
1. First, cover the designated piece (such as a dimensional elements circle) in Versa Mark ink.
2. Over top of wax paper, cover the stamped image with embossing powder.
3. Lightly tap the image on it's side so that the excess powder will fall off.
4. Melt the embossing powder with the Heat Gun.
5. Set the piece aside to dry.
Note: When embossing a stamped image, simply apply the VersaMark to the stamp as you would a regular ink. Stamp image to paper. Follow the remaining same steps as stated above.

It's the little details are always what makes that special touch!
Supplies used: Cocoa Embossing Powder, Heating Gun, VersaMark, On Target Dimensional Elements, Just Blooms Big Pinks, Basic Craft Buttons (Cocoa), Grace Level 2 Paper Collection, Rustic Edge Anchors & brads, Foam Squares, Twilight & Barn Red Cardstock, Friendship Large and small Sized Stamps and Childhood Portrait stamp set.

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